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Don’t Get Defensive: Communication Tips for the Vigilant

Don’t Get Defensive: Communication Tips for the Vigilant | Career Advice | Scoop.it
If the other person isn't attacking you, why are you fighting them?
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Open-plan offices were devised by Satan in the deepest caverns of hell

Open-plan offices were devised by Satan in the deepest caverns of hell | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Oliver Burkeman: They’re bad for concentration, motivation, stress – and they don’t even make it easier for employees to communicate, new research indicates
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Good article, I find it incredibly difficult to concnetrate in an open plan office space, on the way occasions I have to I use my headphones to cut out the chatter.

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Lifehacker Code: Texter (Windows)

Lifehacker Code: Texter (Windows) | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Windows only: Text substitution app Texter saves you countless keystrokes by replacing abbreviations with commonly used phrases you define.
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I'm always looking for ways to be more effective at work and this seems like a great way to save time. I think we used to call them macros! Something i'm definitely going to try out

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Gesturing While Talking Influences Thoughts

Gesturing While Talking Influences Thoughts | Career Advice | Scoop.it
When people gesture with their hands while talking, it helps change their thoughts.
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Do you ask the question, ‘help me, I hate my job?’

Do you ask the question, ‘help me, I hate my job?’ | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Do you ask the question, ‘help me, I hate my job?’ I’m hearing it more and more, but it’s not always easy to get a new job.
 
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Job-search advice for extraverts in 2 areas

Job-search advice for extraverts in 2 areas | Career Advice | Scoop.it
With the plethora of job-search advice for introverts and approximately zero for extraverts, it must make the E's feel...unloved. I'd like to give some love to the extraverts, because that's the ki...
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The Secret to Keeping Phone Calls Short and Sweet | The Daily Muse

The Secret to Keeping Phone Calls Short and Sweet | The Daily Muse | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Your time is precious, so getting off phone calls quickly is an important art to master. We've got you covered with some tried-and-true tactics.
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Good advice to help you to manage your time and be more effective.

 

You can also stand up when you make your call.

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Average Is Over—if We Want It to Be

Average Is Over—if We Want It to Be | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Tyler Cowen's new book Average Is Over makes an excellent followup to his previous work The Great Stagnation and I expect it will set the intellectual agenda in much the way that its predecessor did.
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I read about this book in today's Sunday Times. He makes some useful comments about the state of work in the years to come - there will be a greater discrepency between those with money and those without. Continuing to keep our skills updated and to learn new skills and take advantage of technology will be a priority

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Vintage Social Networking

Vintage Social Networking on Wrong Hands by John Atkinson via Tastefully Offensive
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Makes me laugh ... I remember back in 1994 making a business case to get access to the online world.

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How to Hunt Down a Hiring Manager's Email Address | The Daily Muse

How to Hunt Down a Hiring Manager's Email Address | The Daily Muse | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Getting your email directly in a hiring manager's inbox can up your chances of success—but how do you find that email address? Try these tips.
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I've written about this myself in the past - some very useful tips here.

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CV blunders hit jobseekers' chances

CV blunders hit jobseekers' chances | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Jobseekers are hurting their chances of securing new roles by not spending enough time on their CV, according to a survey.
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Nothing new to me in this article, but a reminder of the need to personalise your CV to the specific job.

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Your Personal Brand: Give Yourself An Audit - LinkedIn Today

Your Personal Brand: Give Yourself An Audit - LinkedIn Today | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Your Personal Brand: Give Yourself An Audit
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If I said to you "what is the first thing you think about when I mention Donald Trump", what would you say? Now do the same for Hugh Hefner? How about Miley Cyrus?

Via Sandra Pickering @opento
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The need for basic online skills

The need for basic online skills | Career Advice | Scoop.it
It’s estimated that by 2015 90% of all jobs in the UK will require ICT skills. 

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However, today a stagger(...)
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A new blog post to tie in with the BBC webwise initiative. I'll be talking on BBC Radio stations on Monday 19th August.

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Your time is precious don’t give it away

Your time is precious don’t give it away | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Last time I wrote about being overwhelmed by clutter, and this topic resonated with many, so thanks for your comments, good to know I'm not on my own. I've cont(...)
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My latest blog post, love to know what you think

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Seth's Blog: The generous skeptic

Seth's Blog: The generous skeptic | Career Advice | Scoop.it
If you've got a big idea, there's no doubt that you will run into skeptics along the way. Many skeptics are afraid for you, embrace the status quo, and in their twisted but well-intentioned way, will work to persuade you...
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Good advice, we should not surround ourselves with people you think like us, it really helps to have people to challenge us and to make us think more deeply.

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Who are you listening to?

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The lost generation: The kids brought up to feel as if they're failing - from school to TV shows like The Apprentice and The X Factor

The lost generation: The kids brought up to feel as if they're failing - from school to TV shows like The Apprentice and The X Factor | Career Advice | Scoop.it
On one side of the Atlantic, an academic survey reveals the pain of privilege for the children of moneyed families.
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An interesting, if depressing read. Is it no longer possible to work hard and move into a senior role. Not helped by so many jobs needing degrees when you could get them with4 O levels when I was young, and the lack of more manual jobs.

 

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There's Not a Talent Shortage. You Just Stink at Hiring

There's Not a Talent Shortage. You Just Stink at Hiring | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Hiring is a nightmare, and databases are partly to blame. Step away from the screen, and start talking to people.
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Personal Branding: It's Not About Self-Promotion, It Is a Leadership Imperative

Personal Branding: It's Not About Self-Promotion, It Is a Leadership Imperative | Career Advice | Scoop.it
When you live your Personal Brand, you are being true to yourself; and that comes through when you're interacting with others -- colleagues, other leaders and stakeholders.
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Great article

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How to make the most of work experience: interns share their tips

How to make the most of work experience: interns share their tips | Career Advice | Scoop.it
From being sociable to turning up on time – here's some advice on surviving placements, from young people who've been there
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Some good advice on getting the best from an internship, and don't forget some of them are paid.

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Back To School: How Recent College Graduates Can Use MOOCs to Land A First Job - moocnewsandreviews.com

Back To School: How Recent College Graduates Can Use MOOCs to Land A First Job - moocnewsandreviews.com | Career Advice | Scoop.it
With 1.8 million college graduates entering the job market this year, the competition is fierce for new applicants. How can MOOCs help new college grads land a job?
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A very useful article, and not just for new graduates. Read up on how you can choose free courses to include your employability.

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New Year - New Job or New Perspective? - Careers Advice - jobs.ac.uk

New Year - New Job or New Perspective? - Careers Advice - jobs.ac.uk | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Did you wake up on January 1st full of good intentions ... to lose a stone in weight, learn a language, get a new job but already your initial enthusiasm is on the wane? It’s not your fault.
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I wrote this for a January publication, but help on achieving goals is always helpful

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Read this then switch off your computer | Graham Jones | Internet Psychologist

Read this then switch off your computer | Graham Jones | Internet Psychologist | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Too much time spent online could affect your memory for ordinary life offline as well.
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Step away from your computer, it#s good for you. Could you take a short break each hour? I'm now off for a 10 minute walk!

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The Single Biggest Threat To Your Job

The Single Biggest Threat To Your Job | Career Advice | Scoop.it
The biggest threat to your job might come from an unexpected place. I believe that there is a hidden assassin lurking in the background waiting to finish you off in your job. Let’s face it; job
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lots of jobs are getting outsourced but this goes further - taxi drivers losing their jobs to driverless cars etc.

 

I'm not sure my beautician or hairdresser will lose their jobs, but worth thinking about future prospects.

 

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15 Apps to Make You an Awesome Intern | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

15 Apps to Make You an Awesome Intern | The Savvy Intern by YouTern | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Want to be the best intern, ever? There’s an app for that.

Technically, there are tons of apps to keep you organized, sharp, and constantly learning—ever...
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should be useful

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